Each Monday we publish Sunday's Coming, an email-only post on the upcoming readings, written by our current Living by the Word columnist.
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31; Psalm 8; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15
Last month, both the scientifically minded and the scientifically challenged paused to contemplate the far reaches of the cosmos.
Scripture doesn't just shape the life of the community of faith. It also has a powerful effect on the lives of those who maintain distance from traditional religion, even those who explicitly deny religious faith.
The psalmist is not alone in claiming that humans are only “a little lower than God.” Can it be any wonder, then, that our faith leaves a great deal of room to disagree about our power in creation?
In many of our traditions we observe the 40 days of Lent. But we don't seem to be very good at observing the 50 days of the Easter season.
Yes, we pull out all the stops in worship on Easter Sunday, but then we seem to immediately go back to business as usual.
A reflection on loneliness
It's happened at weddings, at parties and in worship. I'm with great people, but I can't seem to connect—and a wall descends between us.
Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 the Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.